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Turkish daily Sözcü publishes blank issue to protest detention warrant on executive, staff members

Turkish critical daily Sözcü has published a "May 19 Press Freedom Special Edition," left blank to protest the detentions of some staff members. 

The May 19 edition of the daily carried empty columns with writers' names and also left the weather section blank.

It was a response to the May 18 detentions of Mediha Olgun, the editor of Sözcü's website, and reporter Gökmen Ulu.

Turkey's state opera illegally monitored by deputy general director: Reports

An investigation has been opened into the former head of administrative and financial affairs at the General Directorate of State Opera and Ballet (DOB), after allegations that he was illegally monitoring personnel through a surveillance camera system installed on his computer.